Event supports the Brian Grant Foundation’s Parkinson’s programs
Portland, Ore. (September 11, 2018) – The Brian Grant Foundation (BGF) is hosting its second annual Plates for Parkinson’s event, bringing together local restaurants and markets to feature small bites of menu options that support a healthy lifestyle for people living with Parkinson’s. Par-ticipating vendors include Blossoming Lotus, Market of Choice, Nicholas Restaurant, and Carlita’s. Plates for Parkinson’s is presented by Market of Choice.
“Community giving, local partnerships and offering people nutritious choices are an important part of creating a healthy community,” says Market of Choice CEO Rick Wright. “We’re happy to partner with the Brian Grant Foundation to support Plates for Parkinson’s, which raises awareness and helps people discover new ways to eat well and live well.”
Approximately 250 guests will have the opportunity to sample cuisine, enjoy music and drinks, and mingle with Brian Grant and friends at Urban Studio on September 28, 2018 from 6-9pm. The event will raise awareness and support for BGF’s nutrition and exercise programs for people living with Parkinson’s. Tickets can be purchased at https://platesforpd.eventbrite.com.
“Plates for Parkinson’s provides an opportunity to learn about the benefits of a healthy diet in a fun setting with incredible food,” says Katrina Kahl, executive director of the Brian Grant Foundation. “ We’re grateful to the Portland restaurant community for coming out to support this event and help people with Parkinson’s make healthy dietary choices.”
Parkinson’s is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects cells in the brain that produce dopamine, a chemical messenger that helps to control movement. The outward signs of Parkinson’s may include tremors, slowness of movement, balance problems and rigidity. Though there is no cure for Parkin-son’s, research has shown that regular exercise, healthy eating and social connections are im-portant aspects for managing the condition and improving quality of life with the disease.
Founded in 2010, the Brian Grant Foundation provides tools to improve the well being of people with Parkinson’s. BGF’s programs focus on exercise and nutrition to help people with Parkinson’s manage their symptoms, improve their overall health and prevent other serious illnesses. Learn more about BGF’s programs at www.briangrant.org.